GIFTED / I am so happy to finally tell you all about a book I enjoyed so much this summer, You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry, also published by name People We Meet on Vacation in US, and at the same time, I am sorry I haven’t posted this review sooner. But better late then never, right?
You and Me on Vacation was published on July 22nd 2021, and it has 368 pages. I want to say thank you to Georgia Taylor from Penguin Random House UK for sending me a Netgalley widget and inviting me to read and review this novel.
About the book:
FROM GOODREADS /
TEN SUMMER TRIPS
THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE
12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.
11 SUMMERS AGO: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.
10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.
7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.
2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.
THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.
You and Me on Vacation is a love story for fans of When Harry Met Sally and One Day. Get ready to travel the world, snort with laughter and – most of all – lose your heart to Poppy and Alex.
I was lucky enough to get an invitation to read You and Me on Vacation before it’s release.
Because life had other plans, I wasn’t able to get into it earlier, but I am so glad I enjoyed this story before it officially hits the shalves.
Last year I read Henry’s Beach Read and fell in love with it.
It is one of the best books I read in 2020 and I couldn’t wait to read her newest adult novel.
After finishing You and Me on Vacation (published in US with a title People you Meet on Vacation) I can say that Henry’s writing style really speaks to me (you see what I did here? 😉 ).
Jokes aside, I came to realization that I really enjoy her way of telling stories. I still haven’t check her ya books, and I plan to read them all at some point. I feel like she has potential to become one of my favourite authors.
The book talks about two friends who every summer go to vacation together. We follow present day and see previous 10 years in their own chapters.
The story is told from Poppy’s POV, first person, and it’s perfect best friends to lovers story.
The author mentioned in her note that it was inspired by When Harry met Sally.
Even though this books talks about our main characters visiting places, including my home country Croatia which is so rarely featured in American novels), it is character driven story.
In my honest opinion, it lacks descriptions of places, and if I told you I felt like I was there with our characters, exploring countries, I would lie.
I felt their personal emotions though, and that is what really matters.
One other thing this book accomplished was to make me want to travel somewhere.
I know we are in time when traveling comes with obstacles a is not recommended (damn you Covid! 😡 ), but it was nice to daydream and reminisce).
I know this book is considered as romance. In my opinion it is somewhere between that and women’s fiction.
Chick lit would be perfect genre.
I highly recommend You and Me on Vacation and suggest you to read it on a sunny day.